Owned or controlled by, or acts on behalf of, Bank Mellat, which has facilitated hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions for Iranian nuclear, missile, and defense entities.

Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 of June 9, 2010, as an entity involved in Iran’s nuclear or ballistic missile activities; removed from the U.N. list in January 2016 by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231; listed by the European Union on June 18, 2010, pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1929; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; added on November 5, 2009, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement.

Began commercial operations as a licensed offshore bank on August 16, 2009; banking license suspended by the Labuan Financial Services Authority in December 2010; directors have included: Dr. Ali Divandari, Ali Afzali, and Younes Hormozi Sheikh Tabahg.

Business Registration Number LL06889; Licensed Offshore Bank Number 090101B; SWIFT Code FEEBMYKA; wholly owns Pearl Energy Company Ltd.

Source: / Iranwatch /